University of Wisconsin-Madison


find freedom with cars on
campus by the hour or day.

(gas and insurance included!)

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

What is Zipcar?

Glad you asked. It's a smarter way to get around the campus.

Zipcar Ford Focus
  • Drive cars by the hour or day. Gas & insurance included.
  • In neighborhoods, cities and airports across the globe.
  • Save hundreds over car ownership.
  • Choose from sedans, hybrids, vans and more.
  • Take select flexible vehicles one-way or round trip.

how it works

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Apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

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Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

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Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

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Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

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find Zipcars nearby

Find us located right on and near campus, cities and airports across the globe.

What It Costs

what’s your affiliation with University of Wisconsin-Madison?

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I'm a University of Wisconsin-Madison student.

All students 18+ are welcomed, including drivers with international licenses.

I'm not affiliated with University of Wisconsin-Madison and I want to join Zipcar. 

I'm a former Community Car member and I'd like to join Zipcar. 

what's included

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Travel far and wide,
for road trips, away games,
visits home, and more.

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Fill up using the
gas card that's inside the car.
We'll get the bill.

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If you're a Zipcar member,
you're covered. (So you can drive safe
and rest easy.)

where can i go

There's a lot to do around University of Wisconsin-Madison. Here are just a few ideas.

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    Wow. I learned something that I'm sure many of you already know. A sharpened knife ACTUALLY makes cooking/baking/etc so much easier! And this is best kept...more
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    Been there twice and had a pleasant experience BOTH times which doesn't happen very often at most bike shops. The last visit involved a repair that was...more
  • Serrv

    SERRV has incredible, hand-crafted, fairly-traded items ranging from clothing to hand-woven baskets to linens. Most recently I stopped in and checked out...more
  • Pieces Unimagined

    Amazing amazing amazing! I love industrial-chic home decor and this place has it in loads. They take old factory desks, pipes, lighting, etc and make...more

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  • Machinery Row Bicycles

    Friendly staff! This is my favorite bike service repair center in Madison! They are really good at trying to explain to you and teach you about what is...more
  • Brittingham Boats

    They just started making their own pizza and it's delightfully crispy. Really nice patio with a lake view. Oh yeah, and you can rent kayaks and paddle...more
  • barre3 - Madison

    So, I'm not usually into new fangled workout regimes, as they usually fall by the wayside, but Barre feels like the real deal, and I am so glad Barre3 was...more
  • Allen Centennial Gardens

    Wow. This place in mid-May is just about the most gorgeous thing in Madison. There are flowers and plants that you never knew existed in the Midwest. The...more
  • Capital Fitness

    This is really a pretty great gym. They have a ton of classes included, and you can even take BJJ for $25/month. Hours and facilities are great. They just...more

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  • OSS

    In terms of sausages you will find nothing better in Madison, insofar as I've experienced anyhow, as OSS. They have a wide variety of uniquely flavored...more
  • Marigold Kitchen

    #457 to review. This incredible restaurant is a 5 minute walk from the Hilton Monona Terrace hotel, where we are staying. Loading up before the 70.3...more
  • Grampa's Pizzeria

    Okay, I decided not to take off stars for coming here three other times on a Friday night (varying times of the evening) and having AT LEAST an hour wait....more
  • Wendigo

    This place was crazy good. As good as any restaurants in Chicago. We had the beef ribs, pork belly Club and Vietnamese pork. One was better then the other....more
  • Alchemy

    On a thrifting and antiquing girls' weekend, we "Three Amigas" sifted our way through Madison's underbelly of used and reused treasures, and found ourselves...more

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